Prophecies and Fulfillments Concerning His Death

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Will rise from the dead
Forsaken by His Father
Will be ridiculed
Heart will be broken
Hands and feet will be pierced
Will be stripped and stared at
Soldiers will cast lots for His clothing
Bones will not be broken
Will be accused by false witnesses
Friends will stand at a distance
Will be betrayed by a friend
Will be offered vinegar and gall
People will wag their heads
People will spit in His face
Will be whipped
Will be silent before accusers
Buried in rich man’s grave
Numbered with transgressors – crucified with thieves
Darkness will cover the land
Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver
Money thrown in the house of the Lord
Price for potter’s field
People will look on whom pierced
Side will be pierced


Prophecy: Will rise from the dead

For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
Psalm 16:10 (NKJ)

After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight.
Hosea 6:2 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

. . . he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.
Acts 2:31 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Forsaken by His Father

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
Psalm 22:1 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Mark 15:33 (NKJ)

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Matthew 27:46 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be ridiculed

All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
Psalm 22:7,8 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.'” Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing.
Matthew 27:39-44 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Heart will be broken

I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
Psalm 22:14 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
John 19:34 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Hands and feet will be pierced

For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet. . .
Psalm 22:16 (NKJ)

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Zechariah 12:10 (NKJ)

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
Luke 23:33 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be stripped and stared at

I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.
Psalm 22:17,18 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
Luke 23:34,35 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Soldiers will cast lots for His clothing

They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.
Psalm 22:18 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.
Luke 23:34 (NKJ)

Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

“They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Therefore the soldiers did these things.
John 19:23,24 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Bones will not be broken

He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
Psalm 34:20 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
John 19:33 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be accused by false witnesses

Fierce witnesses rise up;
They ask me things that I do not know.
Psalm 35:11 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward . . .
Matthew 26:59,60 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Friends will stand at a distance

My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague,
And my relatives stand afar off.
Psalm 38:11 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
Luke 23:49 (NKJ)

There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome . . .
Mark 15:40 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be betrayed by a friend

Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 41:9 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Luke 22:47,48 (NKJ)

When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered. And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples. Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”

They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
John 18:1-6 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be offered vinegar and gall

They also gave me gall for my food,
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Psalm 69:21 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
John 19:28,29 (NKJ)

. . . they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
Matthew 27:34 (NKJ)


Prophecy: People will wag their heads

I also have become a reproach to them;
When they look at me, they shake their heads.
Psalm 109:25 (NKJ)

All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
Psalm 22:7,8 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads. . .
Matthew 27:39 (NKJ)

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”
Mark 15:29,30 (NKJ)


Prophecy: People will spit in His face

I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
Isaiah 50:6 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands . . .
Matthew 26:67 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be whipped

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Matthew 27:26 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Will be silent before accusers

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
Isaiah 53:7 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
Matthew 27:12 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Buried in rich man’s grave

And they made His grave with the wicked —
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Isaiah 53:9 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed.
Matthew 27:57-60 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Numbered with transgressors — crucified with thieves

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:12 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. So the Scripture was fulfilled which says:

“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

Mark 15:27,28 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Darkness will cover the land

“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord GOD,
“That I will make the sun go down at noon,
And I will darken the earth in broad daylight . . .”
Amos 8:9 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.
Matthew 27:45 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver

Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
Zechariah 11:12 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:14,15 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Money thrown in the house of the Lord

And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter” — that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.”
Zechariah 11:13 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Matthew 27:5 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Price for potter’s field

And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter” — that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.”
Zechariah 11:13 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
Matthew 27:6,7 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Look on Whom pierced

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Zechariah 12:10 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
Luke 23:35 (NKJ)

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
John 19:34-37 (NKJ)


Prophecy: Side will be pierced

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
Zechariah 12:10 (NKJ)

Fulfillment

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
John 19:34 (NKJ)

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